Sun Microsystems to Provide a Physician-Based Electronic Health Record

Originally published August 31, 2005

Sun Microsystems recently announced an initiative to jointly provide a revolutionary new physician-based electronic health record (EHR). This initiative is designed in support of the goals publicly declared by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to adopt a nationwide interoperable health information network to create electronic health records for all Americans.

Based on the Sun Java Integration Suite, formerly the SeeBeyond ICAN Suite, and InstantDx's OnCallData secure electronic prescription service, the joint solution is designed to provide a complete electronic patient record that will enable the healthcare community (providers, payers, employers, physicians, insurers and patients) to take advantage of a real-time, web-based point-of-care healthcare information network. With this combined solution, physicians can check drug and allergy interactions, patient eligibility, medication history and formularies at the point of care.

Sun along with InstantDx are delivering one of the first integrated solutions to address the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Health Information Network (NHIN) initiative in driving collaboration between the private and public sectors through data standards, interoperability, regional health information organizations (RHIOs), and the use of electronic health records with integrated e-prescribing. Combining a physician-based electronic health record with an enterprise master person index (EMPI) for a single-patient view and e-prescribing functionality to streamline physician workflow is a cornerstone of the industry's effort to help reduce medical errors and improve both patient and physician satisfaction while reducing care delivery costs.

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